Friday, 20 February 2015

Maths - geometry

We have been learning about shapes and position words. Position words tell us where something is or where it is going. 

We use words like: On the cushion, on the mat, In front, behind, the back of the class, around, under, beside, between, middle, on top, in, through, out, off. 
We have also learned about turns and can make full and half turns. Quarter turns were new for us and can be tricky.

Task: Pick a picture of the blocks in a pattern (dont show your buddy). Using our maths words describe how to make the pattern. Remember to give accurate clear instructions.

Success Criteria:
  • I use the correct names for shapes 
  • I use our maths postiton words
  • I  give clear instructions about position
  • I follow postion instructions

My Shapes 

I use the correct names for shapes

I use our maths postiton words

I give clear instructions about position

I follow position instructions


I can: make a half turn an I can tell people how to make the pattern.

It was hard when: doing 1/4 turns and 1/2 turns.

I really liked: learning outside and playing Simon says to help me learn the position words.

Kerri thinks

Charlotte, you have worked hard to learn our maths position words. Learning outside and playing games helped us all to learn what the position words were and to have a go at 1/4 and 1/2 turns. Keep on practising using the words (especially 1/4 and 1/2 turn) rather than pointing with your hands when you make the shape patterns with your buddy and it will get easier and easier.

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